Our Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists visit people with Parkinson’s in their homes
CURRENT UPDATE OF OUR PARKINSON’S NURSE SPECIALIST SERVICE DURING COVID-19 VIRUS OUTBREAK
Who would have foreseen the current global situation! These are challenging times and the situation and our response to it must be prompt and appropriate. Living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and for some of you being older, takes you into the vulnerable population.
The Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist (PNS) service last week took the decision to cancel home visiting until further notice. The nurses will be making telephone consultations with pre-booked clients being our top priority. This will ensure that you do not miss out on support in the short term. Please continue to contact us as required and we will respond as promptly as possible.
Remember,We Are In This Together!
The Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists team covers the Metropolitan area and the South West, making home visits and assisting patients with management of the condition.
This innovative service, the first of its kind in Australia, is funded by the Department of Health WA and charitable trusts with no charge to clients. This community based nursing service, established in 1998, has been so successful that Parkinson’s WA has on many occasions presented this model as world’s best practice at conferences and workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Washington (USA), Vienna (Austria), Durban (South Africa) and Glasgow (Scotland).
Members have access to professional advice through a Professional Advisory Panel. A Counsellor and Respite Coordinator are available through affiliation with the Neurological Council of Western Australia.
This brochure provides more information on the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist Service.
To arrange a visit from a Nurse Specialist telephone (08) 6457 7371.